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When you're working with NZTE, you also get the benefit of a wider network of New Zealand government agencies and organisations, known as NZ Inc.

26 May 20201 min read
Resource, NZTE, Export

NZ Inc agencies work together to provide simple and aligned experiences for businesses. NZTE can guide you to relevant resources and support within this ecosystem, or connect your business directly.

Learn more about the different NZ Inc agencies below.

Callaghan Innovation

The government agency tasked with making New Zealand businesses more innovative. Callaghan provides a range of services tailored to each stage of growth, including R&D funding, help with product development, access to experts and sector hubs, and a powerful innovation discovery platform.

Education New Zealand

The government's international education agency, Education New Zealand, promotes New Zealand as a study destination and helps providers build their capability and brand story.


A division of BusinessNZ, ExportNZ is an industry voice for exporters, with a nationwide network that provides information, training, practical support programmes and networking events.

Immigration New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) provides advice to businesses and employers about New Zealand's immigration rules. It issues a number of different work visas, depending on skills and needs.


A global network of more than 500,000, Kea makes high-impact connections between New Zealand businesses and expatriates through its free Kea Connect service.

The Ministry for Primary Industries | Manatū Ahu Matua

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) certifies New Zealand's primary industry products for export and protects New Zealand's reputation as a high-quality, trusted producer. MPI also negotiates market access for New Zealand products and helps remove trade barriers.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment | Hīkina Whakatutuki

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the government's lead business-facing agency. It provides advice on New Zealand business regulations and how to set up a business through its online portal,

Its responsibilities also include the registration of intellectual property, maintaining international recognition of New Zealand's manufactured goods standards and the country's rules for selling to foreign governments.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Manatū Aorere

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) builds and maintains trade access for New Zealand's goods and services, including negotiating free trade agreements and helping to resolve non-tariff barriers that unfairly disadvantage exporters. MFAT also provides travel advisories for New Zealanders travelling overseas.

MFAT's exporter helpline can answer questions about free trade agreements, non-food and beverage market access, product hold-ups at ports, barriers to service exports, economic and political situations, New Zealand embassy information and regulatory barriers to trade.
MFAT's exporter helpline: 0800 824 605

New Zealand at Expo 2020

New Zealand is participating in Expo 2020 Dubai, which will now be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Expo 2020 Dubai will bring together nations and visitors from across the world to showcase new ways of connecting and thinking with each other in a post-pandemic world. The mega-event will run over six months and is an opportunity to promote New Zealand to an international audience, while celebrating our values, innovation and creativity under the theme Care for People and Place.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa

Customs protects New Zealand's border, monitors export goods, and offers guidance on Customs and duty, tariff classification, rules of origin, export procedures and border clearance at destination countries.

New Zealand Export Credit

Part of Treasury, New Zealand Export Credit provides tailored trade credit insurance and financial guarantees to help exporters manage repayment risk or access additional bank facilities. It complements the private sector, working in partnership with your bank.

New Zealand Story

A NZ Inc initiative resulting from collaboration with the private sector, New Zealand Story works to enhance New Zealand's reputation, beyond natural beauty. It offers a range of resources for exporters, including market research reports and marketing support and materials, and runs the Fernmark Licence Programme, which authenticates a product's connection to New Zealand.

Regional Business Partner Network

The Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network connects New Zealand businesses with local people and knowledge that can support their growth ambitions. Businesses consult with RBP growth advisors to formulate an action plan and, in some cases, can access subsidised business capability services.

Scale-Up NZ

Scale-Up NZ, from Callaghan Innovation, is an online directory that lets registered New Zealand businesses and investors find and connect with each other. Businesses are searchable by business model, funding stage, location, product stage and other indices, and Scale-Up can facilitate introductions.

Te Puni Kōkiri | The Ministry of Māori Development

The principal advisor on government–Māori relationships, Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK) works with communities, organisations and other agencies to boost Māori achievement at home and globally, unlocking the full potential of people, assets and enterprises within the Māori economy.

Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is the Crown entity responsible for marketing New Zealand to the world as a visitor destination, telling our story to consumers, the travel trade and global media, and supporting the New Zealand tourism industry to deliver unforgettable experiences.